The Kindgom of Saudi Arabia has a population of almost 30 Million governed by a hereditary monarchy. It is one of the world's richest countries and finances itself largely by oil and gas trade.
Saudi Arabia is considered by Western countries as a dictatorship. It is the world's second largest weapons importer and adheres to the conservative movement within Sunni Islam referred to as Wahhabism. This page shows an automatic compilation of DW content dealing with Saudi Arabia.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman says women should choose for themselves whether they want to wear black robes and face coverings. Although his remarks could signify a big step for women's rights, there was one catch.
Controversy surrounds Saudi Twitter ads depicting Moroccan women for sale as domestic servants in the oil-rich kingdom. The case has highlighted the abuse of foreign workers in Saudi Arabia, but will either nation react?
State TV said King Salman wanted to elevate young officials in a country where more than half the population is under 25. The king's popular young son has also introduced a series of modest social and economic reforms.
As Saudi Arabia relaxes decades-old societal restrictions on women, a documentary by two Saudi women filmmakers features female pioneers. The team shared their ideas on feminism, obstacles, and what the West gets wrong.